Japan to support alleviate food crisis
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is awaiting 5,500 tons of
rice and 110 tons of canned fish, valued at some US$ 4.6 million,
contributed by the Government of Japan.
The shipment is scheduled to arrive in June. Japan's contribution
will allow life-sustaining food assistance in the most food insecure
areas for 2-3 months, feeding 300,000 internally displaced, returnees
and economically affected people.
"I am concerned about the plight of the vulnerable people as the
pipeline break for essential commodities in WFP programmes is looming.
Rice donated by Japan will be arriving soon and I am certain that
Japan's food aid through WFP will continue to impact on the alleviation
of the suffering of the destitute people.
Japan is also looking into its food aid support in view of the
current food price rise", said His Excellency, Mr. Kiyoshi Araki, the
ambassador of Japan.